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Blue Jays Run Over Phillies 3-1


When Chris Carpenter's fastball is working, everything else falls into place.

Carpenter got his first win since joining the starting rotation and Carlos Delgado barreled over Philadelphia catcher Mike Lieberthal to score Toronto's go-ahead run, lifting the Blue Jays to a 3-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

"If I locate my heater everything after that comes along with it," Carpenter said. "I was locating my fastball so they had to get geared up to that pitch and that makes my off-speed pitches better."

Carpenter (2-2) gave up one run and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings in his third start since being promoted from the bullpen.

"Carpenter had great stuff, he shut them down," Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson said. "That's the best I've seen of him. I knew he had a great arm, and a great breaking ball, and good demeanor for a young kid but today he went out and showed it, he showed why people talk about him."

Randy Myers loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before getting Doug Glanville to fly to center for his 15th save.

"He does make it exciting but bottom line he gets the save," Johnson said.

Curt Schilling (5-7) lost his fourth straight decision. He gave up three runs and eight hits with nine strikeouts in eight innings.

"I wasn't good enough to win," Schilling said. "I had a chance to get out of the innings that they scored in but I didn't."

Scott Rolen's single in the fourth scored Glanville to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, Felipe Crespo doubled with one out and Delgado followed with a triple to tie it. Mike Stanley then hit a fly to shallow right and Delgado scored when he crashed into Lieberthal, who was forced to take right fielder Bobby Abreu's throw up the third-base line.

"We're not scoring to many runs so I took my chances," Delgado said. "He came up the line so I went after him. I looked up at the replay and said wow what did I do."

Delgado has hit safely in 17 straight games.

The Blue Jays made it 3-1 in the fifth on Jose Cruz Jr.'s RBI groundout.

Notes:

  • Glanville is 15-for-37 (.405) with three homers in his last eight games.
  • Phillies closer Ricky Bottalico, recovering rom elbow surgery, pitched one inning in his first rehab appearance Saturday for Class AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
  • Desi Relaford returned to the Phillies' lineup after missing the last three games with a strained left groin. He went 1-for-4.
  • Schilling recorded 9 strikeouts to increase his major league-leading total to 134.
  • The Blue Jays have recalled right-hander Robert Person from Triple-A Syracuse. Lefty Ben Van Ryn was designated for assignment.
  • Carpenter started 20 of 29 batters with a strike.

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